The Imaginary Machine, November 4-November 28, 2016.
A machine is a tool containing one or more parts that uses energy to perform an intended action. As we are losing our understanding of how machines work or how we can fix them, this subject is both one of nostalgia but also one that allows us to rethink our relationship to the machines around us. From Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, to Yves Tingley’s self-destructing kinetic machines to Eva Hesse’s idiosyncratic drawings that contain machine-like parts, artists have long fantasized about the possibility of creating imaginary machines. The artists in this exhibition have been invited to create an “imaginary machine” using whatever medium they choose. The results will be inspiring, delightful and enigmatic. Curated by Wendy Welch.
Other Living Things, September 9-October 3, 2016.
Victoria artist Liam Hanna-Lloyd’s works capture poignant and fantastical moments of introspection, connection and dissonance. Developing realms in which otherworldly creatures embody human-like behaviours, Lloyd creates complex emotional landscapes lush in imagination that mirror the maps of his own inner psyche. Curated by Laura Gildner.
2nd Annual It’s a Saturday Thing, August 26-September 5, 2016.
An annual group exhibit of artists who meet at VISA on a weekly basis throughout the year. Work by Sarah Cowan, Joyce Luna, Esther Parker, Helen Parker, Nan Phillips and Diana Sharp.
Pictures Within Pictures, July 14-August 1, 2016.
Photography exhibition with works by Rosie Dickinson, Judy Reed, William Reed, Kate Seaborne, Pat Tennant. Click here for an online version of the exhibition catalogue.
Threshold, June 5 – June 24, 2016.
Vancouver Island School of Art’s Diploma of Fine Art graduation exhibition. Work from Ann Connelly, Joanne Hewko, Natasha van Netten, Judy Reed and Nicola Rendell. Click here for an online version of the exhibition catalogue.
Back & Forth, May 6-May 30, 2016.
Vancouver Island School of Art’s Independent Studio Program exhibition with work by Celine Berry and Jane Francis. Click here for an online version of the exhibition catalogue.
Painting Level Up, April 1-May 2, 2016.
Juried exhibition of Vancouver Island School of Art upper level painting students.
Private Spaces, February 26- March 28, 2016.
Juried exhibition curated by VISA’s curatorial studies program. Work by Mary Babineau, Adam Cantor, Laura Feeleus, Laura Gildner, Jeremy Herndl, Tyler Hodgins, Kahla Lichti, Fern Long, Kirstie Ann Loudon, John Luna, Graham Macauley, Connie Morey, Arlene Nesbitt, Brenda Petays, Megan Quigley, Katie Sage, Francis Sullivan and Jessica Ziakin.
Chimerical Creatures, January 22- February 22, 2016.
Work by Tamara Bond, Tyler Danylchuk, Michael Jess, Kyle Labinsky, Luke Ramsey. Curated by Wendy Welch.